Anyone can get a hernia.

No amount of wealth, fame, or good looks will stop the small intestine from passing through the abdominal wall. Celebrity or not, hernias happen. Here are just a few well known victims of the infamous condition…

David Spade

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Someone noted on David Spade’s Wikipedia page that he was an actor and comedy, but no one’s laughing now. He’s starred in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, Lil’ Pimp, and Grown Ups 2. We hope his hernia wasn’t as bad as his movie choices!

James Caan

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Turns out his Wikipedia page isn’t written in stone, and neither is his Hernia diagnosis. That won’t make your uncle stop with the Godfather lines at Thanksgiving though.

Justin Long

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An apple a day didn’t keep his doctor away. Maybe this dude would’ve had better luck getting a Dell.

Jeff Bridges

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Jeff Bridges is a popular star, notably from The Big Lebowski. Turns out the dude had more issues on his plate than spilled milk.

Dwayne Johnson

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As strong as his abdominal wall is, one wrong move can leave you between a rock and a hard place.


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America’s favorite diva is no virgin to pain.

Daniel Tosh

America’s least favorite star of Tosh.0 got a hernia. We’re guessing he was laughing at his own jokes, because no one else is.

Bam Margera

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This star from the MTV hit Jackass has suffered from a hernia. If you’ve ever seen his “work” you need no explanation.

Charlie Sheen

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The fun loving star of Two and a Half Men may suffer from hernias like the rest of us, but he’s still winning.

Living with a hernia?

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